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My trophy room/man cave
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wooddamon1 15-Feb-19
mattandersen 16-Feb-19
Grunter 16-Feb-19
mattandersen 16-Feb-19
JRABQ 16-Feb-19
Whocares 16-Feb-19
Mule Power 16-Feb-19
BULELK1 16-Feb-19
Scar Finga 16-Feb-19
SteveB 16-Feb-19
Shug 16-Feb-19
drycreek 16-Feb-19
Butternut40 16-Feb-19
Bowboy 16-Feb-19
lewis 16-Feb-19
BigOk 16-Feb-19
scentman 16-Feb-19
pointingdogs 16-Feb-19
trkyslr 16-Feb-19
Beav 16-Feb-19
Jack Harris 16-Feb-19
BC173 16-Feb-19
Treeline 16-Feb-19
Rocky D 16-Feb-19
t-roy 16-Feb-19
GLP 16-Feb-19
Ron Niziolek 16-Feb-19
mattandersen 16-Feb-19
sdkhunter 16-Feb-19
SBH 16-Feb-19
midwest 16-Feb-19
Hawkeye 16-Feb-19
EmbryOklahoma 16-Feb-19
Boreal 17-Feb-19
Bowbender 17-Feb-19
t-roy 17-Feb-19
LINK 17-Feb-19
LKH 17-Feb-19
Bowbender 17-Feb-19
mattandersen 17-Feb-19
bowhunter24 18-Feb-19
IdyllwildArcher 18-Feb-19
mattandersen 18-Feb-19
Paul@thefort 18-Feb-19
Southern draw 19-Feb-19
Bowbender 19-Feb-19
mattandersen 19-Feb-19
Jaquomo 19-Feb-19
wackmaster2 19-Feb-19
HUNT MAN 19-Feb-19
mattandersen 20-Feb-19
Wayniac 20-Feb-19
dakotaduner 22-Feb-19
BuckBoy 26-Feb-19
mattandersen 26-Feb-19
From: mattandersen
15-Feb-19

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With Hawk in the hospital, work and life in general it's been tough to find much time to work on my first home I bought last fall. With the help of many friends and especially my girl Tasha, we built my dream trophy room/man cave! I have never been able to have all my mounts in the same room/location on display the way I wanted until now. They've been in storage units for a period of time, 5 of them survived a fire in a house I was renting, some were at my parents etc. The previous owner of my home cut hair out of the one side of the garage so when my offer was accepted I knew what I wanted to turn the salon into..

From: mattandersen
15-Feb-19

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Lots of pallets for the pallet barn wall look I had in mind free off craigslist

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15-Feb-19

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The salon stripped down

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15-Feb-19

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15-Feb-19

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The work begins...

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15-Feb-19

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From: mattandersen
15-Feb-19

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Painting

From: mattandersen
15-Feb-19

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Hanging/mounting stuff!
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Hanging/mounting stuff!
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Even the shitter gets antlers!
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Even the shitter gets antlers!
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Now the fun part...

From: mattandersen
15-Feb-19

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All bow kills except for the smallest buck on the far lower right...my first buck ever. Muzzleloader NJ
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All bow kills except for the smallest buck on the far lower right...my first buck ever. Muzzleloader NJ
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Not much more room!

From: wooddamon1
15-Feb-19
Looks good, great job and awesome bucks!

From: mattandersen
16-Feb-19
I envy you all with cathedral ceilings! haha This whole project only cost me probably around $200-$250 in wood glue, screws, tape, paint, brushes/rollers, a few small tools and other odds and ends but lots of blood and sweat! I can't wait to make room for Hakons first buck! #HakonStrong

From: Grunter
16-Feb-19
Looks great Matt! The wood turned out great and the bucks are top notch. Very nice

From: mattandersen
16-Feb-19
Thanks guys!

From: JRABQ
16-Feb-19
Wow that looks nice, and those are some great bucks!

From: Whocares
16-Feb-19
Nice job and that is some collection of bucks!

From: Mule Power
16-Feb-19
Very nice and I hope Hawk gets to come home soon and see it.

From: BULELK1
16-Feb-19
Hell Yeh!!

Dang nice

How's the lil guy doing?

Thanks for sharing

Good luck, Robb

From: Scar Finga
16-Feb-19
Excellent work and nice bucks!

Hope the little guy is getting stronger and bigger every day!

Thanks for sharing and God Bless!

From: SteveB
16-Feb-19
Well done in all regards!

From: Shug
16-Feb-19
Looks great!!! And all the best with everything else

From: drycreek
16-Feb-19
About out of room ? Add on ! You have some great bucks and y'all did a great job on the walls. Maybe Trump could use your help ! :-)

I'm with those above, how's the little feller doing ?

From: Butternut40
16-Feb-19
Looks great. Enjoy.

From: Bowboy
16-Feb-19
Very nicely done. Looks like the misses helped also.

From: lewis
16-Feb-19
Looking good in the neighborhood great job Lewis

From: BigOk
16-Feb-19
Looks great, nice deer!! Hope all is well with your son.

From: scentman
16-Feb-19
Very nice... a guy around here literally built a nice shed with a porch, all with wooden pallets.

From: pointingdogs
16-Feb-19
nice

From: trkyslr
16-Feb-19
Excellent!

From: Beav
16-Feb-19
Looks great!

From: Jack Harris
16-Feb-19
looking good Matty!

From: BC173
16-Feb-19
Good deal Matt!

From: Treeline
16-Feb-19
Great job and a bunch of nice bucks! Love that idea on the pallets for the walls.

Although you may need to rearrange for the elk, moose and caribou that I hope you get someday:-)

Still sending prayers for your little one and hope he is able to go home soon!

From: Rocky D
16-Feb-19
Great job, love the wood.

From: t-roy
16-Feb-19
Looks great, Matt!

From: GLP
16-Feb-19
Looks great!

From: Ron Niziolek
16-Feb-19
Nicely done. Looks great!

From: mattandersen
16-Feb-19
Thanks so much guys! We are very happy with how it turned out. And yes the Mrs helped out a ton! She stayed up all night while I was working on night shift the night before Valentines day putting the finishing touches and a final clean up on the cave for me. We feel so lucky and blessed lately. Our son Hakon is doing extremely well. Currently he is 3lbs 15 oz! His oxygen is much lower which is a good thing and they have nothing to report but good things lately and we hope it stays that way!

From: sdkhunter
16-Feb-19
Love what you did with the old pallet wood! Very cool!

From: SBH
16-Feb-19
Looks great Matt! I know you’ve had a challenging year....it sounds like things are turning in your favor. Enjoy it.

From: midwest
16-Feb-19
Very nice!

From: Hawkeye
16-Feb-19
Looks great and amazing collection of whitetails. Well done on all counts:)

16-Feb-19
Looks good Matt!

From: Boreal
17-Feb-19
Great job Matt.

From: Bowbender
17-Feb-19
Looks great, Matt. Curious, how did you fasten the planks? I was thinking of doing something similar in my family room, but running the planks vertically presents a challenge fastening to the dry wall.

From: t-roy
17-Feb-19
Bowbender........Could you run furring strips and fasten to those?

From: LINK
17-Feb-19
Looks nice.

From: LKH
17-Feb-19
Always admired people who could build. Nice job but you better not take up elk hunting.

Prayers for your son.

From: Bowbender
17-Feb-19
T-roy,

You could, but I currently have fourteen receptacles that would need moved out. Could run them horizontal and only go up up chair rail height or so

From: mattandersen
17-Feb-19
Bowbender we simply used wood glue and then screwed them into the drywall. The easy part for me was that I was going for an old, beat up, weathered looking barn wall. The perfect part was how imperfect the planks/wall are. Good thing cause I'm actually not a great builder or at least finish carpenter lol Thanks again for all the compliments!

From: bowhunter24
18-Feb-19
Laziness and poverty go hand in hand, that boy will be fine with you two for parents! Nice work! Awesome deer!

18-Feb-19
Looks good. It'd have an even warmer feel if you put hardwood floors down. I'd even prefer sealed cement over tile. It'd look great with a bear rug in the center.

From: mattandersen
18-Feb-19
Thanks so much guys! Idyllwildarcher those tiles were there already..one thing at a time for us lol I thought a bear skin rug would look great there too.

From: Paul@thefort
18-Feb-19
Great thing about a man cave is, it can also serve as a "dog house". Nicely done. my best, Paul

19-Feb-19
Great job!

From: Bowbender
19-Feb-19
"Great thing about a man cave is, it can also serve as a "dog house". Nicely done. my best, Paul"

Just don't let the wimmins know we don't mind being sent to the doghouse.

From: mattandersen
19-Feb-19
lol that is the truth regarding the "doghouse" haha thanks again guys!

From: Jaquomo
19-Feb-19
Really a nice job, Matt! Great to hear about the little one. He's the most important trophy.....

From: wackmaster2
19-Feb-19
Nice job. Just a thought I would change out the outlets and switches to brown and they wont stand out so much. Just my opinion.

From: HUNT MAN
19-Feb-19
Strong work. Love the look!!

From: mattandersen
20-Feb-19
I had that thought actually wackmaster but Tasha suggested painting them white to "pop" and I don't think they look bad white..Thanks Huntman!

From: Wayniac
20-Feb-19
Great work on the mancave - cool that the missus helped out too. Good luck with the lil one!

For the covers - do the best of both worlds... make them out of pallet wood, but paint them white - then they'll still "pop"

From: dakotaduner
22-Feb-19
Great work. I really like the wood. Looks like a fine place to sip on some bourbon. Glad to here Hawk is gaining some weight.

From: BuckBoy
26-Feb-19

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Matt Nice job and help from your GF. You better put a ring on her finger there's not very many that would help you make and design the man cave :) I am one of the lucky ones that let me fill up our family room

From: mattandersen
26-Feb-19
Thank you all for the replies! Glad you guys like it. Lately I just peak in there and gander/smile for a moment..soon we will be able to enjoy it more when Hakon is home and things settle down some. You better believe I'll spend a lot of time with Hawk in there!

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